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15 Jonny Gomes LF
Height/Weight: 6-1/230 | Birthdate: 11/22/1980 | Birthplace: Petaluma, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Oakland | College: Santa Rosa JC CA | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: /images/baseball/mlb/players/170x170/433807.png | Owned/Started%: 2/1 | Average Draft Position: 271.92

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Report: Cubs have interest in Jonny Gomes


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) The Cubs have interest in outfielder Jonny Gomes , according to ESPN.

The 34-year-old Gomes has a strong relationship with Cubs manager Joe Maddon, and may be looking to reunite with his old skipper. Gomes hit .234/.327/.330 over 273 at-bats last year. 


Report: Orioles interested in OF Jonny Gomes


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) The Orioles are among the several teams showing interest in free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes, an industry source told the Baltimore Sun on Tuesday. The Rangers, Mariners and Cubs were reportedly interested in Gomes as of last week. Gomes slashed .234/.327/.330 with six home runs and 37 RBI in 112 games between the Red Sox and A's in 2014.

Report: Cubs, Rangers, M's showing interest in Jonny Gomes


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) The Rangers, Mariners and Cubs are among the teams that have shown interest in free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes, according to ESPN baseball writer Jerry Crasnick.

Gomes hit .234 with six home runs and 37 RBI in 112 games between the Red Sox and A's in 2014.


Report: Cubs among six teams interested in Jonny Gomes


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Six teams are interested in signing veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes, according to MLBDailyDish.com. The Cubs are believed to be one of the six teams, but Gomes is still "early in the process."

Gomes hit .234 with six home runs and 37 RBI in 112 games between the Red Sox and A's in 2014.


Jonny Gomes drives in two in A's debut


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Newly acquired outfielder Jonny Gomes made an impact in his first appearance for the Athletics Saturday, in an 8-3 win over the Royals.

Gomes, acquired Thursday in a trade from the Red Sox, drove in two runs in the game, with a fifth-inning single to cap off a big rally. He finished the game 2 for 4 with one run scored to go with his two RBI.

Gomes had been stuck in a bit of a down season before the trade, and is hitting just .239/.332/.357 with six home runs in 79 games. 


Athletics acquire Jon Lester for Yoenis Cespedes


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) The Athletics have acquired the premiere starting pitcher on the trade market ahead of Thursday's deadline, as CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed a trade involving Jon Lester moving to Oakland in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes.

WEEI.com reported the details of the deal first, which will likely also involves the Red Sox sending outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Athletics as well. The Red Sox will also receive a competitive balance draft pick, while the A's will receive cash from the Red Sox, according to Yahoo.com.


Report: Royals out on Jonny Gomes


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) The Royals are out on an attempt to acquire Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes, ESPNBoston.com reports.

A report surfaced a few weeks ago that Gomes was on the Royals' list of potential trade targets in a search for a right-handed bat. He has hit .239/.335/.361 with six home runs and 32 RBI in 205 at-bats.


Jonny Gomes: I'm braced to leave Boston


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes is taking trade talks with a grain of salt. He has experience to help himself emotionally after having been dealt to Washington from Cincinnati in the midseason of 2011.

Gomes is attractive to teams seeking to bolster their lineups against left-handers, against whom he boasts a .315/.410/.450 stat line. He is not eager to be shipped out, but is better prepared for it than he was earlier in his career.

"The first time I got traded, it was extremely mised emotions of a team, not necessarily giving up, but feels like you're replaceable," he told WEEI.com. "At the same time, out of all the guys available in the trade market, this other team picked you. You never want to be given up on. But there are situations where you're not being given up on but the business side stands out."


Report: Royals targeting Jonny Gomes


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) The Royals are looking for a right-handed bat, and Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes is one of their potential trade targets, reports ESPN. Gomes is hitting .234 with five homers and 30 RBI in 188 at-bats.

Jonny Gomes breaks out


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes snapped out of an 0-for-10 skid by going 3 for 5 with two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Athletics. Gomes plated two runs with a bases-loaded single in the first inning.

He's hitting .238 with five homers and 27 RBI in 160 at-bats.


Manager: Jonny Gomes has earned full-time job in left


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Jonny Gomes hasn't been a full-time starter since 2010 - but that's about to change. John Farrell said as much on Saturday, telling the Boston Herald that the veteran has "taken the job."

The 33-year-old Gomes, who had been considered a platoon player specializing against left-handed pitching, is batting just .194 against righties this year with the Red Sox. His overall numbers are only comparable to what he has achieved in recent years.


Three players ejected from Sunday's Red Sox/Rays game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes, Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar and Rays infielder Sean Rodriguez were all ejected from Sunday's game for their roles in a benches-clearing altercation.

The incident started after Escobar exchanged words with the Red Sox bench after he took third base on a fielder's indifference in the bottom of the seventh inning. The benches cleared as Escobar became more animated and moved toward the Boston dugout. Gomes then rushed in from left field and shoved Escobar, which escalated the ordeal.

Gomes was the first player ejected from the game. The umps then decided to toss Escobar. Finally, it was announced Rodriguez, who put Tampa Bay ahead 6-3 in the seventh inning with a pinch-hit home run, was also ejected. Escobar added a two-RBI double in the seventh before being tossed from the game. Gomes had a two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning, which tied the game at 3.


Johnny Gomes launches fourth home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes had a big night Tuesday, going 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 7-4 loss to the Blue Jays.

Gomes has struggled a bit at the plate in limited duty, but he was at his best Tuesday. He has hit .256/.343/.444 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 90 at-bats.


Jonny Gomes blasts grand slam Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes blasted a grand slam Saturday.

Gomes stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in his first at-bat. Gomes hit a grand slam on a 76 mph curveball, the first pitch he saw during the at-bat. He would go hitless in his final three at-bats, and finished the game 1 for 4, with one run scored and four RBI.


Jonny Gomes connects for three-run homer


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes played an integral part during Boston's comeback win Sunday vs. Baltimore. 

With Boston trailing 5-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Gomes cut the deficit to two with a three-run homer off Ubaldo Jimenez. It came after Gomes hit a double in his previous at-bat in the fourth inning. The Red Sox would go on to win 6-5.

Gomes is batting .294 (5 for 17) with one double, two home runs and five RBI in his last six games (four starts).


Jonny Gomes reprises role as leadoff hitter


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes reprised his role as the team's leadoff hitter Tuesday.

Gomes will play left, and hit first in the order against lefty Martin Perez. Gomes also hit leadoff against left-hander Wei-Yin Chen earlier in the season.


Jonny Gomes getting rare start as leadoff hitter


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Jonny Gomes has batted leadoff fewer times in his career than at any other spot in the lineup. But he will add to that total of 13 at-bats when he leads off for the Red Sox against the Orioles on Thursday night. Gomes has three career hits from the leadoff position.

More typical is that Gomes is in the lineup against left-hander Wei-Yin Chen. He has typically thrived against southpaws.


Jonny Gomes given first 2014 start against righty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes has been known for his effectiveness against left-handed pitching, but his first start this season will be Wednesday night against Baltimore right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez.

Gomes owns a .277 career average against lefties and .225 against righties.


Injury forces Red Sox to shuffle opening day lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) The Red Sox announced before Monday's season opener against the Red Sox they placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury.

Victorino's absence meant Daniel Nava hit leadoff and started in right field, and Mike Carp got the start over Jonny Gomes in left field. Carp hit fifth for the Red Sox.


Jonny Gomes 'ready for 162-plus' games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) While Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes turned into a starter during the postseason in 2013, he will probably revert to being a platoon player during the 2014 regular season. Though, Gomes will always welcome more playing time, per MLB.com.

"The name of the game is health for me -- try and be prepared to be ready for 162-plus," said Gomes. "I was last year -- didn't go on the DL, didn't come out of a game for a physical reason, didn't have a physical reason stop me from starting. With that being said, keep my health up and hopefully everything else pans out."


Jonny Gomes expected to start Game 6


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2013) Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes is expected to start Game 6 of the World Series, according to manager John Farrell.

Gomes has played well with Shane Victorino out with back issues. Farrell did say Victorino would be "full go" for Game 6, so the team will have both players available. Gomes is expected to start in left.  


Jonny Gomes moves to cleanup spot


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/28/2013) With Shane Victorino (back) out of the Red Sox's starting lineup for the second game in a row, Jonny Gomes got another start in left field, with Daniel Nava shifting again to right field, for Game 5 of the World Series. Gomes will hit in the cleanup spot for Monday's game.

Batting fifth, Gomes hit a game-winning three-run homer in Sunday's Game 4 at Busch Stadium, as he went 1 for 2 with two walks.


Jonny Gomes blasts key homer in Game 4 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2013) Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes connected on a big three-run home run to help key a 4-2 win over the Cardinals in Game 4 of the World Series Sunday.

Gomes, a late addition to the lineup after Shane Victorino was scratched with a back issue, grounded into a double play in his first at-bat, then drew a walk to put two men on with no outs in the fifth inning. He came to the plate with two on and two outs in the sixth inning and delivered the big three-run home run to give his team a 4-1 lead. He added another walk in the eighth inning.

The home run was Gomes' first World Series hit after going 0 for 8 in the first three games, and it proved to be the difference in evening the series at 2-2. Game 5 is Monday in St. Louis.


Daniel Nava starting Game 3 over Jonny Gomes


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2013) As expected, Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava was placed in the starting lineup over the struggling Jonny Gomes in Game 3 of the World Series against the Cardinals in St. Louis.

Nava appeared in the first two games of the World Series as a pinch hitter. He is hitting .308/.438/.385 over 13 postseason at-bats. Gomes has just one hit over his last 12 postseason at-bats. 


Jonny Gomes starting World Series opener


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/23/2013) As expected, Jonny Gomes was in the Red Sox's starting lineup in left field for Game 1 of the World Series.

Gomes has appeared in nine of the Red Sox's 10 games this postseason, going 5 for 25 (.200).